The lightweight contenders are booked to fight in the headliner of UFC on FOX 19, in what will be Nurmagomedov’s first fight since 2014. Since the galaxy glass grappler’s last fight, when he decisioned Rafael dos Anjos, Ferguson has gone on to win six more bouts.
Recently Ferguson spoke to MMA Junkie.com about the upcoming fight, and while doing so, he stated this:
“Let’s go 25 minutes, with a couple minutes in between, and you’re going to be tested, man,” he said. “You’re going to be looking at me between the rounds and I’m going to be smiling. I know your will is not as strong as mine. My heart, soul and spirit is there, and this dude just doesn’t have it…”
Nurmagomedov has been an impossible out for every opponent he’s faced, but Ferguson should give him a serious run for his money.